Illinois Unemployment Benefits Website

Illinois official unemployment site is hosted by Illinois of Employment Security. You can find almost all the information you need for your unemployment insurance benefits, from claims online filing, benefits certifying to benefit payment status view and unemployment extension update.

More than unemployment benefits, www.ides.state.il.us/individual/ also provides employment services, like online job search, re-entry employment services program, legal services and health insurance while unemployed.

Illinois unemployment Rate Instructions
From February, 2008 to May, 2012, Illinois unemployment rate first-ever goes up to its top level and then drops. The best situation of this five-year period is the beginning of 4.3% in April, 2008. On the contrary, the worst time is its top point with 9.2% in June, 2009. Recently, the rate has get down to 6.7% in April 2012.

Illinois Unemployment FAQ

  • Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance?

You must have your job thru no fault of your own, have earn wages in insured employment, be available for fresh work and be actively seeking fresh work.

  • How do I certify for UI benefits online?

The “finding” letter in the mail will inform you when you should first-ever certify for benefits. On the assigned date, go to the IDES site and click the link for “File Certification” in the top-right corner for the online UI services. Select the option “File My Certification” near the bottom of the page and login, then select the option “Claim Certification” and proceed thru the questions. Visit www.ides.state.il.us/individual/to find the information you need.

Illinois Unemployment Useful links

  1. Illinois Unemployment Insurance – www.ides.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=33
  2. Illinois Search for jobs – www.ides.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=34

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